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Porthtowan, Cornwall (Ref. 959946)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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The property

Uniquely quirky and Cornish to the core, this very special holiday homestay is delectably different and makes a charming retreat, elevated on the cliff top at popular Porthtown Beach.

With ocean and country views and the promise of sand and surf within a downhill stroll, Boskernyk makes a seductively alternative escape for couples.

Constructed around a former motor coach set on the hillside by a miner in the 1930's, the accommodation has evolved and grown to create an individually designed interior.

The sitting room is the original body of the coach so expect a low, curved ceiling (be prepared to stoop!) and a cosy rustic vibe, along with low French doors opening onto the decked balcony with sea views.

The separate kitchen and sunroom with dining area is light and bright with a multi fuel burner for extra snuggles in the cooler months.

There is a shower room and separate WC, and bedroom with country views and good seaside slumber.

The almost wrap-around garden is on a gently sloped lawn with a spot for siestas, sunshine and dining alfresco.

What better place to sit with a morning coffee or sundowner tipple overlooking the seascape?

Porthtowan's Blue Flag award winning beach is one of Cornwall's most popular surfing venues, lifeguarded from May to September with surf schools offering tuition and gear hire.

With glorious sand set against striking cliffs, this resort has much to offer.

Two pubs, a village store, a colourful waterside café/bar, an ice cream parlour, surf shop, gift store and fish and chip shop means all is conveniently to hand.

Enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits; the most spectacular seascapes from cliff top rambles, cycling (hire the gear) and pony trekking, or browse the cobbled cathedral city of Truro with theatre, cinema and galleries, plus good retail stores.

Falmouth is a short drive away with four beaches, a picturesque harbour - board the ferry to beautiful St Mawes or take a pleasure boat trip or fishing expedition.

Explore the latest exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum or simply dine at one of the oceanside eateries.


Over one floor. One bedroom: 1 x double bed. Shower room with shower. Kitchen with two steps down to dining / sun room with multi fuel burner. Cloakroom with basin and WC. Sitting room with TV and balcony.


  • Solid fuel central heating from multi fuel burner in dining room
  • Electric oven and hob
  • TV
  • Solid fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one small car
  • Garden with lawn, steps and paved areas on a gentle slope
  • Up to two pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins
  • walk
  • Note: due to the nature of this property there are height restrictions - 147cm at lowest point

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About the location


St Agnes 4 miles; Portreath 4 miles; Truro 9 miles.

Porthtowan is a small village resting on west Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, renowned for its Blue Flag beach, which at low tide exposes almost a mile and a half of fine, golden sands. Fringed by impressive granite cliffs, the beach is a popular surfing venue and is lifeguarded during the summer, making it ideal for families. Porthtowan is part of the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are some wonderful walks to be found, offering vivid scenery along the South West Coast Path, whether you choose to head east to St Agnes or west to Portreath. The towns of St Ives and Penzance, with their art galleries, restaurants and quaint harbours, are half an hour’s drive away, whilst Flambards Theme Park, The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, and the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station are just a few of the other diverse attractions scattered around this picturesque region. A great base for a varied family break.

Note: due to the nature of this property there are height restrictions - 147cm at lowest point. Babes in arms welcome. Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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